Nightfighters - Bomb Runs and Red Tails

At the beginning, the Tuskegee Airmen were not given much of a chance to participate in war zones (after they finally achieved the right to fly miliary planes). 

Beginning in 1944, however, they had a significant job - to escort bombers (mostly B17s and B24s) on missions over several European countries.

This clip, from "Nightfighters" - a documentary about the bombers and their escorts - helps us to understand what occurred in the skies over Europe between early 1944 and the end of the war in that theatre.

Media Credits

Clip from "Nightfighters," narrated by Arthur Burghardt, online courtesy PBS.  Copyright, Xenon Pictures, Inc. (1994), all rights reserved.  Provided here as fair use for educational purposes.


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